Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and several others were killed today in a tragic helicopter crash outside LA. Plenty of more detailed reporting on this tragedy can be found elsewhere, such as the Los Angeles Times or SBNation’s Silver Screen and Roll.
Several Phillies and other Philly folks posted their thoughts on Twitter as well.
Heartbroken. The world needs people like Kobe... devastating. Wow. #MambaMentality— Rhys Hoskins (@rhyshoskins) January 26, 2020
This shit is so crazy rn!!— Jimmy Rollins (@JimmyRollins11) January 26, 2020
My heart hurts for Kobe and his family. Life aint fair man. This cant be— andrew mccutchen (@TheCUTCH22) January 26, 2020
“Tell me why the legends always gotta die quick” RIP to the— jp crawford (@jp_crawford) January 26, 2020
— Michael Young (@MikeyY626) January 26, 2020
Crowd gathers outside Lower Merion High School’s Bryant Gymnasium as people of all ages leave flowers, Kobe’s High School Jersey, and other memorabilia @FOX29philly #KobeBryant #RipKobe pic.twitter.com/vapIrG5jPK— Lauren Dugan (@LaurenDuganTV) January 26, 2020
A legend born & raised right here in Philly...— Philadelphia Union (@PhilaUnion) January 26, 2020
We're keeping Kobe Bryant's family and friends in our thoughts Rest easy, Black Mamba. pic.twitter.com/lcgOasGd6l
Bryant’s legacy may be a complicated one, but he was a hero to millions, certainly including his family.
Let’s all take today as a reminder to spend as much time as possible with the people who mean the most to us.